After the Montreal Canadiens dropped their third game in the last four against the New York Islanders Thursday, forward Andrew Shaw didn't mince words about the attitude of his teammates as the club pushes toward a playoff spot.

"We need to be a team playing hard. Everyone. All lines, all D, goalie; everyone has to be playing their best every night. Lines are taking nights off, players are taking nights off. They don't have that fight," Shaw said, per Sportsnet's Eric Engels.

Montreal entered Thursday's game outside the Eastern Conference's playoff picture with 81 points.